sammysgrammy

Knits for today~knits from yesterday

Rochester, New York · 139 Sales

sammysgrammy

Knits for today~knits from yesterday

Rochester, New York 139 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Hand knit accessories for today's women and children. Antique needlework re-imagined for today's Bride and her Wedding. Look in my Wedding section.

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Last updated on Feb 13, 2017

Hand knit accessories for today's women and children. Antique needlework re-imagined for today's Bride and her Wedding. Look in my Wedding section.

http://www.facebook.com/sammysgrammy
http://www.sammysgrammysneedlin@blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/sammysgrammy11
http://www.instagram.com/sammysgrammy11

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Bridewarmer - Fall/ Winter wedding - Brides Bolero
Fiber wrap layered bracelet in pink & green
Boho wrap bracelet - fiber and beads - stack 'em up ....by sammysgrammy
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About

Knit & Crochet ~ Now & Then

My grandmothers had strong influence upon me. Never underestimate the power of a grandmother’s love and attention to impact her grandchildren profoundly.
Both my grandmothers emigrated to the U.S. in the 1880’s. Both were poverty stricken and never formally educated, however, in America, they each kept an elegant home, raised up well mannered and well educated children, exerted great significance in the community and left a legacy that I want to pass along to my children and grandchildren.
I learned to knit, crochet, sew, and cook at their knees. All my aunts (the children of my grandmothers) learned to crochet yards and yards of lace strips which were used to trim all the household linens and even some clothing. Every pillowcase and sheet, every towel (both kitchen and bath), every napkin and tablecloth had a handmade lace hem. Petticoats, nightgowns, pinafores, blouses, collars and cuffs were also lace trimmed. Even though a nightgown or pillowcase may have been created from a reused flour or seed sack, it was elevated for Nonna’s home by having a lace edge.
Sometimes I am fortunate enough to find snippets of this treasure at estate sales, household sales and thrift shops. I honor it because of my respect for its history and my desire to preserve it.
In my shop you’ll find items that I personally either knitted or crocheted. You will also discover items with historical value. Items that include the lace that was handmade by a Victorian, Belle Epoque, WW I or WW II woman. I re-imagine their exquisite needlework to create heirloom wedding and bridal accessories.

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Last updated on Jul 25, 2016
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Reused vintage lace may have a microscopic flaw. It's part of the beauty of "vintage". This is why it is so endearing♥